Nigeria, China in new efforts to check importation of substandard goods

The President of the China Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria (CCCN), Ye Shuijin, has said the association will collaborate with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to check the importation of substandard goods into Nigeria.

Shuijin who claimed that most of the substandard products were not made in China however said his association will do its best to ensure that substandard goods will not find their way into Nigeria.

He told newsmen in Abuja that his association holds meetings regularly with its Nigerian counterpart on how to improve trade between the two countries.

He disclosed that his association and SON have put some measures in place to check importation of substandard goods into the country.

According to him, “Most of the substandard products that came to Nigeria are not from China because Chinese government has well structured standards in place for its products.

“China products are of high quality, nonetheless, Chinese government is already cooperating with the Nigerian government to promote importation of quality products to Nigeria.”

He disclosed that there were over 150 Chinese companies operating in different sectors Nigeria, adding that his association encourages companies to go into manufacturing.

He also called on the officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to double their efforts in checking the influx of substandard products into the country through the seaports.

It would be recalled that SON had complained of importation of a lot of substandard products from China, particularly electrical and electronic appliances.

Shuijin said there was the need to guide importers and exporters so that they will always do the right thing.
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